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When it comes to putting our economy on a path toward expansion and growth, and ensuring America's global competitiveness, one of the smartest things we can do is continue to invest in the research that makes discovery and innovation possible.
And while experts will have a part to play in solving today's looming crises where incremental evolution is needed, I believe that non-expert individuals will drive disruptive innovation. Here's why.
Where would America be today without Silicon Valley? And where would Silicon Valley -- and all of the jobs that have flowed from it -- be without U.S. space exploration?
The United States did not become a great and powerful nation by rejecting science.
Bringing science and scientific research into American mainstream culture is one of the crucial challenges of our nation. The Intel Science Talent Search plays an important role in that regard.
Science is not a special interest; it's a national interest. And it's time for organized labor -- as well as the business community -- to rally behind it.
Nowhere is Obama's "change" theme more compelling than in the arena of scientific and technological innovation. He should direct the campaign conversation in that direction.
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